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3-Series (E21, E30) Chat relating to the BMW 3-Series from 1975-1983 and 1984-1991 line. Specific models: BMW 315, BMW 316, BMW 318, BMW 318i, BMW 320/4, BMW 320i, BMW 320/6, BMW 323i, BMW 320i. E30 Family models include: BMW 325e, BMW 325i, BMW 325is, BMW 325ix.

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u think its worth buying a 89-91 e30 with 150 000km, because i know it should probably run but its like a 15year old car almost, do you think it would last till even 200 000km?
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mine has 335xxxk on it, i have seen E30's with over 500 000k, 150 is pretty good

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A buddy of mine has one with 345,000 MILES!! Still drives it about 150 miles a day! runs great!

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thats awsome to hear man thanks

but do u think i could race with it 2? not like hardcore and everyday but like once in while, race ppl at street lights?
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thats awsome to hear man thanks

but do u think i could race with it 2? not like hardcore and everyday but like once in while, race ppl at street lights?
if your willing to shell out the money required to maintain it (1-2k a year), then yes. of course, the harder you drive it the faster parts wear out.
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Mine has 180xxx miles not km and it runs awsome!! 0-60 in 6.24(zoom-zoom). But I do take pretty good care of it. Just do all of the matienince at the propper time and you will be just fine. P.S. Friend of mine has his 88 3.18 with 386xxxmi. still drives like a Bimmer should...great!
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alright cool cuz i wanna dust some civics everyday lol
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alright cool cuz i wanna dust some civics everyday lol
as long as you ttake care of it...i have no problem with that

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My 1991 318is has 198,xxx miles and i have had no problems with it other than giving it costly tune ups every 5,000 miles and synthetic oil change every 3000, nothing major. My mechanic is so surprised that a 19yr old(me) maintains the car and keeps it in excellent running condition. Most of his young customers beat the shiet out of their cars before they bring it to him.

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Allthough I'm new to BMW's, every machanic I've talked to has said the same thing..."125K....thats nothing". Mine has that many miles on the bottom end.

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